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  • Exploring the bewitching island of Siquijor

    Exploring the bewitching island of Siquijor

    February 25th, 2013John Oates
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    John Oates has just returned from a research trip to the Philippines. While he was there he fell in love with the island of Siquijor, a place of pristine beaches, great diving, and a healthy dollop of black magic mystery. Tell a Filipino that you plan to visit Siquijor and there is a fair chance... Read more »

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  • 10 unusual types of transport

    10 unusual types of transport

    July 1st, 2012Holly Dudley
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    Getting around abroad doesn’t have to be all about cars, trains, buses and bikes. From cruising Peru’s Lake Titicaca on a boat made of reeds to flying down the streets of Madeira in a wicker toboggan or taking an odd horse-drawn carriage in Pakistan, there are so many unusual types of travel to be tried.... Read more »

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  • Which weird foods have you tried?

    Which weird foods have you tried?

    September 9th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    From rotten eggs in China to Canadian jellied moose nose, we’ve found some of the weirdest foods of the world, and showcased them in a rather stomach-churning gallery for your viewing pleasure. But now we want to know what weird foods you love, hate or have been brave enough to sample on your travels. It seems our... Read more »

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  • A film guide to the Philippines

    A film guide to the Philippines

    April 2nd, 2013Stephen Keeling
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    For anyone planning a trip to the Philippines, Stephen Keeling has picked out ten top films that showcase the country’s landscapes, history and culture. 1: Oro, Plata, Mata (Gold, Silver, Death, Peque Gallaga, 1982) Make sure you watch the extraordinary restored and re-mastered version in high definition – it’s hard to believe this classic is... Read more »

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  • 12 months of the quirkiest festivals around the world

    12 months of the quirkiest festivals around the world

    April 22nd, 2014Zora O'Neill
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    The whole world loves a party, and a good one provides a great excuse to travel. Here’s a whole twelve months of some of the more interesting ways people celebrate during festivals around the world. January: World Buskers Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand Clever street performers: they head to the southern hemisphere this month, where they can... Read more »

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  • Interactive Map: The world’s best street food

    Interactive Map: The world’s best street food

    August 19th, 2013Site Editor
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    One of our most popular galleries recently was our round-up of street food across the globe. From bunny chow to poutine, it had a variety of suggestions for hungry travellers. Here we’ve pinned those photos to one of our world maps so you can see where to go for your next foodie fix. Where would... Read more »

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  • Exploring the Banaue rice terraces, Philippines

    Exploring the Banaue rice terraces, Philippines

    January 7th, 2014Kiki Deere
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    The Banaue rice terraces were once a colourful collage of winding fields that clung onto a mountain-side in Ifugao province in the Philippines. After being almost completely abandoned by the locals, these plantations are now being revived as young farmers return to work on the paddies. While researching the new Rough Guide to the Philippines, Kiki... Read more »

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  • Ten great literary journeys

    Ten great literary journeys

    July 22nd, 2014Lottie Gross
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    From India to Italy to the USA, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, we’ve all travelled the world at some point in time through the captivating words of our favourite novels. Some will take you into the depths of the African jungles, and others plonk you right in the middle of the wide, empty ocean. It’s... Read more »

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  • The hanging coffins of Sagada, Philippines

    The hanging coffins of Sagada, Philippines

    January 15th, 2014Kiki Deere
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    Members of the Igorot tribe of Mountain Province in northern Philippines have long practised the tradition of burying their dead in hanging coffins, nailed to the sides of cliff faces high above the ground. Comfortably predating the arrival of the Spanish, the procedure can probably be traced back more than two millennia. To this day,... Read more »

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  • Our favourite islands in the Philippines

    Our favourite islands in the Philippines

    June 2nd, 2014Site Editor
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    Graced by dazzling beaches, year-round sun and numerous opportunities for diving, island-hopping and surfing, the Philippines has long attracted a steady stream of foreign visitors. Yet there’s far more to these islands than sand and snorkelling. These are a few of our favourite islands in the Philippines. Olango Island Five kilometres east of Mactan Island,... Read more »

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  • Batanes: off the radar on The Philippines’ remotest islands

    Batanes: off the radar on The Philippines’ remotest islands

    May 25th, 2015Kiki Deere
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    Kiki Deere, co-author of the Rough Guide to the Philippines, heads off the tourist trail to Batanes. This cluster of islands, located almost 150km off the northernmost tip of Luzon in the Philippines, sees just thirty or so foreign visitors a year. “Batanes? Batanes? Up there?” was the reaction of most Filipinos when I told... Read more »

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  • Gorgeous video explores the Philippines from above

    Gorgeous video explores the Philippines from above

    July 29th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    The Philippines is beautiful from the ground, but from above it’s even better. This video soars hundreds of metres into the air to give you a bird’s-eye view – and it’s awesome. From White Beach on Boracay to the little town of El Nido, Frédéric Bussière’s drone camera captures the stunning scenery of this southeast-Asian archipelago. As... Read more »

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